Raoul Rutnam

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uBeam’s Ultrasound Wireless Charging Is Real, And About To Be Really Funded

What if wireless power at a distance actually worked? It does. uBeam invented a way to wirelessly send energy up to 15 feet away with ultrasound.<p>What if you could slap a wireless charging case on your phone and charge it while you move around or use it? uBeam invented that too. While early uBeam …

How to Spot Job Candidates Who Will Have Attendance Problems | Inc.com

<i>Editor's note: Inc.com columnist Alison Green answers questions about workplace and management issues--everything from how to deal with a micromanaging boss to how to talk to someone on your team about body odor.</i><p>A reader writes:<p><i>Do you have suggestions on how to screen for employees who will have</i> …

How to Stop Checking Your Phone Like an Addict

<i>Max Ogles is the author of Boost: Create Good Habits Using Psychology and Technology and he writes at MaxOgles.com about behavior change, psychology, and technology. Sign up to receive his free app guide, ‘117 Apps to Help You Create Good Habits,’ or receive free updates about his latest essays.</i><p>On …

Mobile

Secret SAS 'Death Star' squadron killed or captured thousands of insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan

SAS troopers admit mistakes were sometimes made in the heat of battle<p>Soldiers from the Special Air Service (SAS) have spoken for the first time about …

DIY At-Home Image Transfers onto Fabric and Wood

<i>Paulina Thai is a senior graphic design student at the University of Cincinnati, with a special interest in food photography, fashion, hand lettering and brand identity. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission.</i><p>Your environment has a huge …

Our most anticipated video games of 2015

If 2014 was the games industry’s transitional year, 2015 could see the major developers and publishers finally getting into their groove with the current consoles. Both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have hugely promising titles on their slates, while Nintendo is about to pummel its patient Wii U …

Lying on Facebook profiles can implant false memories, experts warn

A fifth of young people admit their online profile bears little resemblance to reality<p>Embellishing the truth to impress friends on sites like Facebook may implant false memories, psychologists have warned.<p>A fifth of young people admit their online profile bears little resemblance to reality, and …

Social Media

Get The Most Out Of Google Chrome With These 17 Essential Add-Ons

But as Chrome has become more popular, the Chrome Web Store has become like Apple's App Store: bloated and hard to navigate.<p>We've rounded up the best ones that will help keep you focused and productive at work and in your personal life.

Lord of the Rings 'Eye of Sauron' installation in Moscow condemned by Orthodox Church

A Russian Orthodox Church spokesman warned that the installation, to be affixed to a skyscraper in Moscow, may have dire repercussions for the city<p>The Russian Orthodox Church has warned of dire consequences for Moscow if plans proceed for a skyscraper light installation modelled on the all-seeing …

Smart wallet puts an end to lost cash and dead phones

So long as you still need physical ID cards and cash, you'll need something to carry them -- but that doesn't mean that you're stuck with a low-tech purse or wallet. StreetSmart is crowdfunding the SmartWallet, a money holder with both a Bluetooth-connected GPS locator and a 1,000mAh battery to …

Samsung's Flagship Smartphone Isn't Selling

During its first three months on sale, the Galaxy S5 sold 12 million units. That's a pretty impressive figure for most smartphone manufacturers, but Samsung is used to a lot more; the Galaxy S4 sold about 20 million units during its first 68 days of availability.<p>Now sales of the Galaxy S5 are …

Abu Dhabi GP: Red Bull wing design deemed deliberate

<b>Red Bull were disqualified from Abu Dhabi qualifying because their front wing was deemed to have been designed deliberately to break the rules.</b><p>Officials found a spring concealed in both sides of the wing that allowed two flaps to move downwards when at speed.<p>Drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian …

Samsung asks the US government to block NVIDIA's chips

The patent war between NVIDIA and Samsung isn't going to wind down any time soon. Samsung has backed up its countering lawsuit against NVIDIA with a US International Trade Commission complaint asking the agency to block imports of NVIDIA's GeForce graphics chips and Tegra mobile processors. While …

Moleskine app converts images drawn in notebook to Photoshop

A new app created in collaboration between Moleskine and Adobe allows artists to easily convert their doodles from page to Photoshop<p>From paper page to Photoshop - a new app from Moleskine and Adobe is making it easier than ever before to turn your drawings into digital masterpieces.<p>Artists …

Meizu MX4 goes Pro with '2K+' screen and 'Retina Sound'

It wasn't all that long ago when China's Meizu unveiled its latest phone, the MX4, but the real flagship is actually what the company announced today. As you can tell from the name, the new MX4 Pro is a beefed-up version of the earlier model, yet it's still priced very competitively and is almost …

Crowdfunding campaign hopes to beat Nike to auto-lacing shoes

Ever since Marty McFly first wore them in <i>Back to the Future Part II</i>, we've all dreamed of auto-lacing shoes. Nike has now said that a pair will launch in 2015, but despite that, a Canadian startup is taking to Kickstarter to try and beat the shoe giant to the punch with its Powerlace P-One …

For $29, this wearable has ‘no display, no lights, no gimmicks’ — but it could be indispensible

Bob Olodort spent years working as a consulting designer for Samsung, in the years before the iPhone turned the phone industry upside down.<p>Four times a year, he’d visit Samsung headquarters in South Korea to present a handful of elegant, innovative phone designs that he had created, each one …

iOS is twice as memory-efficient as Android. Here’s why.

When the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were announced, many Android fans laughed at the “pitiful” 1GB of RAM of Apple’s flagship smartphone, when Android flagships tended to ship with 2GB and sometimes more.<p>But specs don’t always — or even most of the time — tell the whole story. As it turns out, an …

Apps

Singapore Airlines passenger incurs $1171.46 in-flight WiFi bill

For anyone who has ever incurred roaming fees, you know how tough it can be to come face-to-face with the bill at the end of the month. Maybe you forgot to switch off the mobile network and your phone automatically connected to an alternative carrier. Perhaps you thought checking e-mail just a <i>bit</i> …

Far Cry 4 review – freedom and ferocity in a strange land

<b>Ubisoft; PC/PS3/PS4 (version tested)/Xbox 360/Xbox One ; £45; Pegi rating: 18+</b><p>In Far Cry, you are always a stranger. Every game in the series has placed players into the boots of a protagonist who is a foreigner in the wild and untamed land they find themselves in. The conceit helps ground …

Pakistan Just Successfully Tested A Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile

The announcement seems to confirm expert analysis that the country is aiming to build long-range delivery systems for tactical nuclear weapons — smaller warheads built for use in a battlefield or active combat scenario, rather than for strikes on cities or infrastructure.<p>Addressing scientists, …

11 Things Samsung's New Phone Can Do That The iPhone Can't

It can also do a bunch of things its rivals the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus can't do. Here's a quick look at some of the most important exclusive features found in the Galaxy Note Edge.

The Next Recession: Cause and Timing

I know it’s coming, but I’m not sure when. We will have a recession within the next few years, which is an easy forecast. Ten years is the longest we’ve gone between one recession and another, and we’re already five years past the end of the last one.<p>The Federal Reserve’s unwinding of its stimulus …

Review: Lollipop Makes Your Android Phone Way More Beautiful

Paul Thompson—FPG/Getty Images<p>Keystone/Holton/Getty Images<p>Kypros/Getty Images<p>Lyn Alweis—Denver Post/Getty Images<p>Bill Dow—NBC/Getty Images<p>Mark …

Nato reports sightings of Russian tanks and troops entering eastern Ukraine

Nato has observed columns of Russian tanks, artillery and troops entering eastern Ukraine in the past two days, the military alliance’s senior commander in Europe said.<p>Observers from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) reported on Tuesday seeing a convoy of 43 unmarked …

US getting near-daily reports of drones flying near aircraft without permission

The US government is getting near-daily reports – and sometimes two or three a day – of drones flying near airplanes and helicopters or close to airports without permission, federal and industry officials tell the Associated Press. It’s a sharp increase from just two years ago when such reports …

Ten million jobs at risk from advancing technology

Up to 35pc of Britain's jobs will be eliminated by new computing and robotics technology over the next 20 years, say experts<p>Ten million British jobs could be taken over by computers and robots over the next 20 years, wiping out more than one in three roles.<p>Low-paid, repetitive positions are most …

Labor Economics

China builds computer network impenetrable to hackers

China is building the world’s first long-distance quantum encryption network, a 1,200-mile line between Beijing and Shanghai that will be theoretically unhackable<p><b>China</b> will soon have the world's most secure major computer network, making communications between Beijing and Shanghai impenetrable to …

China

You Know the ‘You’re Not Alone’ Feeling? Scientists Found Out What’s Happening in the Brain

You know the feeling. It’s the one where the hairs on your arm stand up and when you’re sure you can feel someone watching you but turn around and find no one there — at least no one you can see.<p>Is something otherworldly causing this sensation or is something biological happening?<p>While there might …